Bob Champion Cancer Trust raceday a perfect fit
Plumpton hosts its traditional Charity Raceday today (21st October) and for the first time it will be in support of the Bob Champion Cancer Trust. Bob’s connection with racing and, in particular, his links to Plumpton where he rode his first career winner in 1968 (on Altercation) make this a perfect fit for a fantastic occasion.
Bob Champion M.B.E. said: “Plumpton is one of my favourite courses and I was lucky enough to ride for Isidore Kerman and he certainly had some great horses. I have always enjoyed visiting the course over the years but this Charity Raceday will be something special and I am thrilled that it is benefitting the Trust. Our researchers are achieving great results – you never know we may even be able to make a research announcement on the day! I’m really looking forward to it and hope many racegoers will join us on the day.”
With a raceday committee chaired by Tim Fox, the day will aim to build on previous years’ successes when more than £70,000 has been raised for charitable causes. Shetland Pony racing will also take place on the day, which also raises money for the Bob Champion Cancer Trust each year.
The Bob Champion Cancer Trust charity raises funds to support the cancer research programmes at the University of East Anglia and the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton, Surrey. To date more than £15 million has been raised.